Akshay Kumar and Rajinikanth in 2.0
Akshay Kumar and Rajinikanth's 2.0 achieved a big milestone at the box office.PR Handout

Rajinikanth's 2.0 has become the third movie of Rajinikanth to breach into Rs 200-crore club after Enthiran and Kabali. The movie has achieved this milestone on Saturday, 1 December.

After a slow start, 2.0 gained mometum at the collection centres in many key centres on Friday and Saturday. The occupancy rates in the Hindi belt were better than the opening day which helped the mega-budget to do good collection. It is interesting to note that 2.0 is doing better business in other centres than in Tamil Nadu, its home territory.

In three days, the early estimates indicate that the film has raked in Rs 38.5 in Tamil Nadu. Whereas in Andhra and Telangana, the Shankar's creation has earned around Rs 40 crore. From other two Southern states like Karnataka and Kerala, the movie has grossed 22 crore to take its South India total to Rs 100.5 crore.

The Hindi version of 2.0 has started attracting the viewer after the slow start. Talking about the business part, leading trade tracker, Taran Adarsh tweeted, "#2Point0 remained strong on Day 2... Although the film has declined on Day 2, the biz should gather momentum on Day 3 [Sat] and Day 4 [Sun]... Thu 20.25 cr, Fri 18 cr. Total: ₹ 38.25 cr. India biz. Note: HINDI version. [sic]"

The early estimates say that the Rajinikanth-starrer has easily made over Rs 79 crore in three days. It means the 3-day domestic box office total stands at Rs 169.5 crore. Among the overseas centres, 2.0 has done well in the US and UAE.

In the US, 2.0 has raked in over $2 million. The UAE has also turned out to be a good centres for the film, which has Akshay Kumar doing the antagonist role, as it collected over Rs 12 crore.

Overall from the overseas centers, 2.0 has grossed over Rs 45 crore to breach into Rs 200-crore club in three days. The total collection of the flick is estimated to be around Rs 214.5 crore. 

Looking at the current trends, it is expected to beat the records of Kabali (Rs 289 crore) and Enthiran (Rs 286 crore).